Career Services

Post-Graduation Survey: Graduate (June 2013)

Summary

The post-graduation survey was distributed to 393 graduate degree recipients.

  • 26.7% (105) responded to the survey
  • Out of those 26.7% (105) who responded to the survey, 39.0% (41) respondents indicated having post-graduation plans

Breakdown of Post-Graduation Plans:

  • 82.9%  (34) of the 41 respondents with post-graduation plans found employment
  • 9.8% (4) of the 41 respondents with post-graduation plans reported plans to participate in a post-graduation internship.
  • 7.3 % (3) of the 41 respondents with post-graduation plans reported enrolling in graduate or professional school or other training program

Employment Related to Major:

  • 88.2% (30) of the 34 respondents that indicated employment as their post-graduation plan stated their job is related to their major
  • 5.9% (2) of the 34 respondents that indicated employment as their post-graduation plan did not respond to whether their job was related to their major
  • 5.9% (2) of the 34 respondents that indicated employment as their post-graduation plan stated that their job was not related to their major
    • 50.0% (17) of the 34 respondents who are employed indicated participating in an internship while at Emerson College

Primary Resource Used to Find a Job (based on 34 employed respondents):

  • 23.5% (8) Networked with current employer, grad student worked throughout course of studies
  • 20.6% (7) Applied directly to the company
  • 17.7% (6) Networked through Emerson industry connections (alumni/faculty/industry/professionals)
  • 8.8% (3) Returned to a previous internship site as an employee
  • 8.8% (3) Networked through (family & friends) industry connections
  • 8.8% (3) Recruiters
  • 5.9% (2) Responded to a job posting via online/newspaper/trade publication
  • 5.9% (2) No Response

The Top 5 Industries:

  • Writing and Publishing
  • Education and Teaching
  • Advertising
  • Speech Pathology tied with Journalism (Broadcast and Print)

The Top 3 Locations by State:

  • Massachusetts
  • Pennsylvania
  • California

Salary Ranges (full-time):  (based on 26 respondents)

  • $ 25,001 - $ 30,000 =  3.9% (1)
  • $ 30,001 - $ 35,000 = 19.2% (5)
  • $ 35,001 - $ 40,000 = 11.5% (3)
  • $ 40,001 - $ 45,000 = 19.2% (5)
  • $ 45,001 - $ 50,000 = 7.7% (2)
  • $ 50,001 - $ 55,000 = 11.5% (3)
  • $ 55,000 - $ 60,000 = 3.9% (1)
  • Over $ 60,000 = 15.4% (4)
  • Below $ 25,000 = 7.7% (2)

Sample List of Companies and Job Titles by Academic Department

Communication Management

  • City Year
    • Social Media Manager
  • EMD Millipore
    • Global Metrics & Key Performance Indicator Coordinator
  • ISITE Design
    • Marketing & Communication Specialist
  • Living Proof
    • Human Resources & Operations Assistant

Communication Disorders

  • Merrimack Special Education Collaborative
    • Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Select Rehabilitation
    • Speech-Language Pathologist

Creative Writing

  • EBSCO Publishing
    • Editorial Assistant
  • Harvard University
    • Assistant to the Program Coordinator
  • Teach for America
    • Special Education English Teacher

Global Marketing Communication

  • Image Unlimited Communications
    • Intern
  • The Fantastical
    • Intern

Health Communication

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield MA
    • Writer/Project Manager
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
    • Research Assistant II
  • Rhode Island Department of Health
    • Strategic Communication Specialist

Integrated Marketing Communication

  • Sparkline Digital
    • Media Coordinator

Journalism

  • The Beaver County Times
    • Multimedia Journalist
  • WCAX Channel 3
    • Associate News Producer

Visual Media Arts

  • HBO
    • Assistant

Publishing and Writing

  • Aptara, Inc.
    • Editorial Assistant
  • Cengage Learning
    • Digital Content Coordinator
  • Da Capo Press
    • Publicist
  • F & W Media
    • Editorial Assistant
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    • Contracts Associate
    • Production Associate
  • Pearson Learning Solutions
    • eBook Project Manager

Theatre Education

  • Alvirne High School
    • English and Theatre Teacher
  • Boston University – School of Theatre
    • Senior Staff Assistant

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